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PRNewswire: Oracle on Linux Steams Ahead With Record Numbers of Downloads and Large Customer Sites

Aug 09, 2000, 18:07 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL), the largest provider of software for e-business, today announced the widespread adoption of the Oracle Internet Platform for Linux by developers, customers and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). Oracle's database software for Linux is being downloaded from Oracle Technology Network (OTN) at four times the rate of Oracle on Microsoft Windows 2000 and NT. The increasing demand for Oracle software and the growing size of customers' sites further underscore Oracle's leadership on Linux."

"According to industry analyst firm International Data Corp. (IDC), from 1997 through 1999, paid shipments of Linux server software grew faster than those of any other server operating environment. Software download statistics from Oracle's own developer community echo that growth. In the past year, requests for Oracle's database software for Linux have increased twelve-fold. During July 1999, when Oracle first announced Oracle8i for Linux, 20,000 copies were downloaded that month. During July 2000, 285,000 copies of the latest release of Oracle8i for Linux were downloaded."

"The preference of Oracle's Internet software for Linux for large-scale implementations is also reflected among Oracle's customers and ISVs. 1stUp.com, a CMGI company, is a market leader in providing online and offline brand names with private label Internet access solutions and innovative advertising technology. Since summer 1999, 1stUp.com has grown to support more than 4 million subscribers across it's 130 private label Internet access partners, and sought Oracle8i database technology because of its ability to scale and meet 1stUp.com's continuous growth."

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